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Spring Nail Inspo: 2023's Trendiest Colours and Designs

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Spring has sprung! The season of blossoming beauty and cheery delight, springtime’s arrival brings a burst of fresh inspiration for your gel manicures.

As the pastel palette grows in popularity, spring invites playful splashes of colour to your look, complemented by gentle transitional hues that bid farewell to winter's gloom. Spring nail art trends for 2023 add an extra dose of sweetness to your manicures, pairing joyful shades with delightful details that perfectly capture the season’s optimistic spirit. Think floral touches, fruity decals, and funky designs that transport you to fragrant gardens, sun-kissed mornings, and carefree moments. Whether you’re after nails that whisper spring’s beauty or shout its vibrancy, Gelous has got everything you need.

We’ve curated spring 2023’s staple Gel Nail Polish colours and freshest nail art looks, so you can set the tone for the season with an on-trend refresh. Read on to find your seasonal favourite!

Strawberry Kisses Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Strawberry Kisses Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Pastel perfection, Strawberry Kisses is undoubtedly the shade of the season. A delicate, creamy pink, this pastel Gel Nail Polish will sweep you off your feet. The quintessential colour for those who cherish the soft, romantic tones of the season, Strawberry Kisses is the go-to choice for gracing spring weddings and garden soirées. While nail trends come and go, a classic pastel pink remains a staple in your spring manicure line-up – a must-have addition to your collection.


Fairy Godmother Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Fairy Godmothe Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

A sweet, dreamy shade, Fairy Godmother promises to sprinkle a little magic on your springtime manicure. A dusky lilac, infused with a gentle metallic shimmer, this ethereal Gel Nail Polish is all blossoms and butterflies. As the world around us bursts into full bloom, Fairy Godmother channels the soft essence of spring to make your fairytale manicure a reality.


When it Rains it Pours Gel Nail Polish

Gelous When it Rains it Pours Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Not all sunshine and picnic parties, this blue Gel Nail Polish effortlessly captures the essence of spring drizzle. Introducing a hint of drama amid the classic pastel tones, When it Rains it Pours offers a contemporary, urban vibe to your nails. It teams perfectly with your go-to jacket and oversized umbrella for a stylish, rainy day look that’s far from dreary.


An Apple a Day Gel Nail Polish

Gelous An Apple A Day Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Springtime in a bottle, An Apple a Day is a spirited, crisp green Gel Nail Polish that radiates vibrance and vitality. Like the first bite of a freshly picked Granny Smith apple, this lush shade brings just the right amount of zest to your manicure. Wear it on its own for an exceptionally verdant set, or as a French tip for a subtler nod to the fresh spring vibe. 


Seashell Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Seashell Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

For those who struggle to stray from nude Gel Nail Polish, Seashell is your ultimate springtime companion. Delicate and graceful, this sweet pastel nude has a soft peachy undertone that brings a beachy vibe to your classic favourite. Evoking the feeling of warm sand between your toes and a gentle, seaside breeze, this tranquil neutral is the perfect Gel Nail Polish to wake you from your winter slumber.


Sweet Tooth Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Sweet Tooth Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

As delightful as the season itself, Sweet Tooth is blooming gorgeous. A playful burst of colour that pays homage to spring's splendour, this pink Gel Nail Polish is a real treat for the eyes. Irresistibly fun, it adds a cheerful touch to your springtime gel manicures, making it the perfect pairing for picnics in the park and brunches beneath the cherry blossoms.


Walking on Sunshine Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Walking on Sunshine Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Channelling spring’s uplifting vibe, this glittery yellow Gel Nail Polish serves as your daily dose of sunshine. The colour of happiness, juicy citrus, buzzing bees, and golden meadows, Walking on Sunshine pushes winter's gloom aside with pure delight. Wear it this spring for radiant, sunny smiles that spread positivity all season and beyond.


Moody in Mauve Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Moody in Mauve Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Your staple for a more sophisticated and understated spring manicure, Moody in Mauve is a gorgeous transitional Gel Nail Polish. Capturing the season’s changing moods, muted skies, and twilight hues, this dusky mauve beautifully mirrors spring’s quiet and contemplative beauty. Adorn your nails with this classy hue for a graceful transition into the brighter, sunnier days ahead.


Playing With Fire Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Playing With Fire Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Love making a statement? You need Playing With Fire. A bold fluorescent red Gel Nail Polish that demands attention, this scorcher will jumpstart your brighter, summery manicures. A vibrant explosion of colour, it’s the perfect shade for electrifying your spring wardrobe and breathing new life into your DIY gel mani.


Espresso Gel Nail Polish

Gelous Espresso Gel Nail Polish - photographed in United Kingdom on model

A deep, warm brown Gel Nail Polish, Espresso is an indulgent blend of elegance and energy. Rich and inviting, it wraps you up in a cosy, comforting embrace, much like that first sip of your favourite brew on a brisk spring morning. A super versatile colour, it complements any outfit or print, and its chic tones make it the top choice for those who value a classic, refined manicure. No need to bid farewell to your darker hues just yet; Espresso ensures they have a place in your spring rotation.


Spring Nail Art Looks

Funky Twist Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Funky Twist Gel Nail Polish Art - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Taking inspiration from Vanessa Hudgens’ iconic ‘Tuxedo’ nails showcased at the Oscars, this funky design is a firm favourite for the season. By trading her edgy black polish for a pretty pink Gel Nail Polish, this sweetens up your manicure for a fresh springtime vibe. How do you create it at home? Start with a Spilt Milk base, then use Sweet Tooth and your Thin Nail Art Brush to paint a vertical line up the nail, adding ‘half outlines’ of French tips to each end. A little bit abstract, this trending nail art is sure to put a spring in your step.

To recreate our Funky Twist gel nail art at home, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.


Spring Strawberries Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Spring Strawberries Gel Nail Polish Art - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Just when you thought spring couldn’t get any sweeter, this berry-cute nail art proves otherwise. Fresh and fruity, our Strawberries Nail Stickers make for the sweetest, and easiest, spring manicure. Mixing full-colour nails with French tips, Playing With Fire provides a beautiful burst of red against the barely-there beauty of sheer Gel Nail Polish, French Kiss. To apply the stickers, simply wipe the nail with Gel Nail Polish Remover, peel off your Nail Sticker, press down with a Silicone Tool, and seal with Rubber Top Coat. Utterly adorable, this hassle-free nail art is a go-to for the season.

To recreate our Spring Strawberries gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.


Chrome Swirls Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Chrome Swirls Gel Nail Polish Art - photographed in United Kingdom on model

Springtime showers will always bring a few rainbows, so why not wear them? Majorly trending, Chrome Powders are having their moment in the spotlight right now, and what better time to welcome a little shimmer and shine? By mixing multiple chromes, each nail showcases a kaleidoscope of colours that seamlessly blend into one another. To easily create this look, start with a French Kiss base, apply Top Coat, and cure. Then, using Pink, Green, Purple and Copper Mirror Chrome Powder, stripe each colour down the nail. Finish by applying Rubber Top Coat in a squiggly line using a Thin Nail Art Brush, cure, and wipe with Gelous Gel Nail Polish Remover to reveal the mesmerising result. Fun-filled spring manicures have never been so simple!

To recreate our Chrome Swirls gel nail art at home, watch our Mini Tutorial Highlight on Instagram here.


Pink Zebra Gel Nail Polish Art

Gelous Pink Zebra Gel Nail Polish Art - photographed in United Kingdom on model

A preppy manicure that’s made for spring days, this pink zebra gel nail art brings a fresh twist to the classic animal print design. A lively set that aligns with the season's energy, we’ve blended creamy pastel Gel Nail PolishStrawberry Kisses, with bold pink – Sweet Tooth for a blossom-hued combination. To recreate this look at home, simply use your Thin Nail Art Brush to draw staggered, uneven lines with the pink polish, connecting some to form sideways ‘V’ shapes that will bring your zebra print to life. As the most playful season of them all, now’s the perfect opportunity to let your manicure unleash your wild side.

To recreate our Pink Zebra gel nail art, watch our YouTube tutorial here.

Spring is the season of fresh starts, and what better way to embrace that than with your nails? Jump in with your Gelous Starter Kit and paint the perfect spring gel manicure using our trending shades. Show off your blossoming creativity by sharing your stunning sets with us @gelous.co!

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